Thank you everyone for the wonderful support and comments on my interview on the National TV talk show this week.
Years ago when I was overweight I was much too often ashamed to do things that were good for my body. I very often I found myself staying away from exercise, joining sport groups or just do what I wanted to do – just because I felt embarrassed about my body or felt I would look like a fool.
Well, this is what I learned:
1. It is really hard to be a bigger fool than everybody else. Remember – nobody is perfect and we all have our little things that we “fool” about.
2. Don’t ever be ashamed! It is always much more embarrassing and unhelpful for our body and for us, not to do what is good for us than going out and doing it. The moment you do your exercise, the moment you go swimming, the moment you join a sports group – don’t ever feel embarrassed – it means you are doing something good. The fool here is the person who can’t see this.
As Mark Twain said “ Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed with the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do …”
Remember: Our fears are just feelings and quite often inappropriate.
So let’s go, get some exercise and have fun